Brief Revenue Volatility
How States Manage Uncertainty
Kim S. Rueben, Megan Randall
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Fluctuations in state revenue, especially unexpected ones, can compromise state services and contribute to overall fiscal instability. This fact sheet discusses the causes of state revenue volatility and how state tax and budget policy can either contribute to, or mitigate, it.

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags Fiscal policy State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center